I was born on Halloween night and spent my formative years on a commune in northern California’s backwoods. A childhood without television gave me a great love of books and the worlds I found in them. I wrote my first book, an adventure story starring my cat, at the age of seven. Sadly, that work is currently out of print, but see the Fiction page for current and upcoming publications. I am a longtime practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, have no tattoos, and live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, Mark Ferrari, along with
seventeen twenty orchids*, baskets of interesting seashells, and too many books.
My upcoming appearances can be seen here.
*No, I don’t have an orchid problem, why do you ask?